If you’ve ever seen pesky ants crawling along your hummingbird feeder, or swimming (drowning) in the nectar, this is the solution. An ant moat really works at keeping ants off and out of your hummingbird feeder. The only, simple requirement is that the moat be kept filled with water. Moat…water…get it? Ants can’t swim, so there’s absolutely no way for them to touch the feeder.
If bees or wasps are a problem, look for a hummingbird feeder with wasp-proof ports. Thee are usually raised, which makes it harder for the wicked pests to enter. They eventually give up.
To attract hummingbirds, a fresh water source always helps. Preferably something that is moving, like a birdbath fountain, or bubbler. Leaf misters are adored by hummingbirds and butterflies, and you can bet they’ll be back everyday to play and bathe in the fine mist they produce.